PC’s Junior Forward Tyler Harris Will Graduate and Not Return to the Friars

PC news release…

PROVIDENCE, R.I. –  It was announced on Tuesday, March 24 that Providence College red-shirt junior forward Tyler Harris (Dix Hills, N.Y.) will graduate in May and will not return for his final season of eligibility with the men’s basketball team.  Harris, who transferred to Providence in 2012 after spending his freshman season at North Carolina State, sat out in 2012-13 due to NCAA transfer rules.  After playing 69 games over the last two seasons with the Friars, Harris has one season of eligibility remaining.

“I would like to wish Tyler all the best in his future endeavors,” Head Coach Ed Cooley said.  “Tyler helped us move our program forward over the last two years as we won the BIG EAST title (2014) and made consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances during his two seasons of competition.”

In 2014, Harris started all 35 games for the Friars and averaged 11.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, while helping the Friars capture the BIG EAST title and make their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2004.  In 2015, Harris played in all 34 games, making 12 starts.  He finished third on the team in scoring (9.9 ppg) and fourth in rebounding (4.4 rpg).  His contributions over the two seasons helped the Friars post a 45-24 mark and make consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 1988-89 and 1989-90 seasons.